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What is this workshop about?
This workshop covers script writing fundamentals for anyone who wants to create a dramatic text - a stage play, a film script, a radio play, or a web series. Through the sessions we will cover foundational ideas like how to craft plot, character and dialogue. We will also work with myth, dreams and archetypes through the Hero’s Journey – a very popular industry format with screenwriters. A dramatic text can also be informed by painting and music, and we will gain insights from these forms of expression to enhance our ability to craft drama.
We will learn how to complement our imagination and personal experience by sourcing real-world material to inspire our art. This includes research for writing, as well as an engagement with animal energies through totems and talismans. We also engage the body as a resource and learn the benefits of getting away from our desks, as much as we hope to cultivate the discipline of sitting at it!
Who can attend?
The script writing fundamentals workshop is meant for writers working in any dramatic medium, primarily theatre, film, radio or digital. Some of the methods can also benefit those working in narrative fiction looking to fine tune an ear for dialogue or refine their plotting. Right from stand-up comics looking to generate material, through to screenwriters pitching for a web series, and even someone dabbling in a little writing over the weekends there will be something for everyone who wants to write a script.
What are the sessions like?
The workshop is made up of two units: 1) Workshop intensive 2) Script Mentoring
The workshop intensive is made up of 8 sessions of exercises, with sharing of tools and methods.
A month-long mentoring session follows, where you can receive professional feedback on a script that you are working on, rewriting, or have created as an outcome of the workshop. The mentoring involves goal-setting and professional feedback on a submitted draft.
All sessions will take place over Zoom. Each session will be 3 hours long.
When are the sessions?
We will work over 4 weekends (Sat & Sun) from 6pm – 9pm IST. The total number of instructional hours is 24+. Mentoring will be scheduled individually.
What will you charge?
The workshop fee is INR 15,000/- all inclusive. This covers all 8 sessions (4 weekends over a month) and the individual mentoring on a script of your choice (1 month of working towards a first draft).
Student discounts and concessions are available on request.
What exactly will we learn?
Here’s a brief overview of some of the things we will cover.
Plotting – the classic approach to revelation and the reversal
Character – getting a grip on wants and obstacles
Dialogue – the psychological approach
Dialogue – the speech genre and the language based approach
Hero’s Journey – working with myth, dreams and archetypes
Time, Space and Setting – Engaging multiple art forms for insights
Kinaesthetic skills – methods and tools for tapping into creativity through the body
Totems & Talismans – methods and tools for accessing animal energies
How do I sign up?
Sign up using the Instamojo link https://imjo.in/QXC2Yn
Or get in touch on +91 98863 58596 or firstname.lastname@example.org